These stories are all written by Todd, the creator of Familyman Ministries who was looking for Christmas stories that would point his children to the Saviour. They are narrated by Jim Hodges.
The Christmas Treasury Collection is available for purchase on 6 CDs or as a digital download. Each story goes for 15 to 30 minutes and are very entertaining and fun for the whole family to enjoy.
The audio files in the collection are:
- Cootie McKay’s Nativity
- Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster
- Gladys Remembers Christmas
- Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest
- The Bishop’s Dream
- The Stranger
We also received ‘It’s called Christmas’ and ‘The Secret of Snow Village.’
How did we go?
Upon receiving the downloads, I put them on my phone as we do a lot of driving and I thought we could listen to these stories while in the car. Each story goes for about 20-30 minutes and are interesting and fun to listen too.
In Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster, a 10-year-old boy named Jason has grown tired of the ‘manger story’ and pretends to blast it to bits. When his dream comes true and Captain Chaos erases the birth of Jesus, Jason finds out how different the world would be and gains a new appreciation for Christmas.
Cootie McKay’s Nativity is a fascinating story in which a misfit named Cootie who saves Christmas in an unexpected way, for the small town he lives in. He didn’t know much about the nativity story, but after reading his newly gifted Bible and asking a lot of questions, you will be surprised at what he has learnt. Our boys really loved this story!
It’s called Christmas is a great audio story. It is about a boy named Nook who lives in the future. In his time, everything related to religion has disappeared. When Nook meets an older man who mentions Christmas, Nook goes on a journey to find out more about what this means.
Gladys did not like Christmas. She hated it as much as she hated her name, but in Gladys Remembers Christmas, after her ill father asks her to find a green box for him, changed everything. She is magically transported to her childhood, relives some special memories and discovers the true meaning of Christmas again.
The Bishop’s Dream is a story about Saint Nicholas. It places Nicholas in a modern-day setting and goes on to tell what Nicholas discovers about the holiday traditions and how they have come to overshadow the birth of Jesus, causing people to miss the true meaning of Christmas.
The Stranger is a story about a stranger who knocks at the homes of people in a small church. No one wants to let him in, but when he knocks at Sam’s house, his father barely hesitates to let this stranger in. The family are able to look past the appearance of this man and in return their Christmas is truly blessed.
The Secret of Snow Village is about a girl named Catherine who loves to look at her grandmother’s ceramic village. There is something about the small figures, though she can’t really figure out what until she visits the village. She finds out what Christmas is really about.
In Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest, Isaac is embarrassed by the plaid Christmas vest that his father wears to church after Thanksgiving. Isaac listens to the story of how God changed mean Harold Grubbs and how that change affected everyone else around him.
Overall, these stories are full of inspiring lessons on how to stay focused on Jesus this Christmas season. They are well written and beautifully narrated. We have thoroughly enjoyed listening to them and will continue to enjoy them this festive season. I was very pleased to see that they were all Christ-centred as well as quite thought-provoking.
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